Easter has come and gone, temperatures are picking up and it's time to head out to the beaches!
This month brings us to West Palm Beach for SunFest, the annual waterfront music and arts bash that needs no introduction.
Then we head south to Homestead for the largest Orchid show in the country.
Every year, on the first week of May, the West Palm Beach waterfront becomes the stage of a gigantic party for 5 days with a full lineup of top musical acts, a Fine Art and Crafts competition and exhibition, a 5k race and a stupendous fireworks display on the final day.
This year's performances taking place on three stages will no doubt include some great names as it has in the past.
You can check this year's full lineup.
When?: April 29 - May 3, 2015:
Wednesday and Thursday - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday - 5:00pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday - noon to 11:00 pm
Sunday - noon to 9:00 pm Fireworks are at 9:00 pm
Where?: Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront along the Intracoastal Waterway from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue
How Much?: One-Day Pass for Adults $40, Early-Bird (Advance Purchase) $32, discounts for children, youth and seniors available as well as multi-day passes and group rates.
For ticket and parking info: www.sunfest.com
Over 50 booths of colorful blooms at this 3-day event which features the largest annual orchid show in the country.
Along with the beautiful and exotic flowers there will be supplies for sale, lectures by experts in the field, raffles and a great atmosphere to enjoy all sorts of international delicacies.
When? Friday to Sunday May 15 to 17, 2015 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where? Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead: 24801 SW 187th Ave. Homestead FL 33031
How Much? $10
More Info: Fruit and Spice Park.
When? Thursday May 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Where? The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach
How Much? $65 + Find Tickets
When? Friday May 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Where? Coral Sky Amphitheatre (Formerly Cruzan Amphitheatre) West Palm Beach, Florida
How Much? General admission lawn tickets from $19 + Find Tickets
When? Friday and Saturday May 8-9, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Where? Hard Rock Live At The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood
How Much? $140 + Find Tickets
When? May 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena
How Much? $49 + See below for availability
Dinosaurs LIVE! brings 22 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures to Zoo Miami.
There is of course the T-Rex and the long-necked Brachisaurus, the freshly hatched dino babies and the big-winged flying specimens.
All life-sized, animated with authentic sounds for a cool Jurassic experience for the family!
When? Now until May 10, 2015
Where? Zoo Miami at 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
How Much? Included with park entrance
More info: Zoo Miami - Dinos
This is a great savings pass for unlimited visits to
How Much? Adults $56, Children (3 - 12) $46, all summer long! (plus tax)
Pass is valid from May 13 to September 30, 2016 and can be purchased online through any of the above participating parks. If you are an annual pass member to any of them check for any additional discounts you might be entitled for the Summer Savings Pass.
More info: www.summersavingspass.com
When? Wednesday May 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Where? BB&T Center (Formerly BankAtlantic Center) Sunrise, Florida
How Much? $76 + Find Tickets
Red Bull Global Rallycross opens its 2015 season with a brand new event in Ft. Lauderdale, racing on city streets in front of the Bahia Mar Resort & Marina.
The first of two Florida events on the season, drivers will compete on a street course as they look to kick the season off on a high note.
Watching A GRC Race: GRC events offer a unique and unparalleled viewing experience for fans at the track and watching broadcasts alike. Events are designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in all of motorsports, without lengthy breaks in the action.
One of the core principles of GRC is the ability for fans to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the sport. With a completely open paddock, fans are free to walk through, interacting with drivers and watching mechanics at work.
If you are into racing, this is a "must event"!
When? Saturday and Sunday May 30-31, 2015 Gates open 10:00 am
Where? Bahia Mar Resort and Marina, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
How Much? Two day pass from $55
More Info and Tickets: www.redbullglobalrallycross.com
This is the day to treat mom. Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States.
This year it will be on Sunday May 10, 2015. Don't forget!
A day at the beach, a lavish brunch, some pretty flowers... anything goes!
Here are some ideas to ponder and make her day extra special!
This is a public holiday celebrated every year on the last Monday in May in honor of the men and women who have died while serving our country.
Memorial Day is the "unofficial" start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day in September marks its end.
Federal government offices are closed on Memorial Day.
The Miami Marlins are back at splashy Marlins Ballpark with a fresh new line-up and plenty of young talent that bring some exciting prospects for the season.
Don't miss the chance of seeing them live at their plush new quarters! In town this month are the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Baltimore Orioles.
When? See schedule below
Where? Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), Miami, Florida 33125
How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $11.
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